Reno, Nevada the "biggest little city in the world"
called and we went. The World's Championship Chili Cookoff became for the
first time a two day festival with food vendor, arts & crafts and
micro brewery's. McBride & The Ride a hot country western band was
booked and chili heads lined Virginia Street in downtown Reno, Nevada.
Cathy Wilkey, the Washington State Champion placed her name in history and
was $25,000 richer as the 1993 World's Champion. Don Hammes the North
Dakota State Champion was second, third place was Laurin Lentz the North
Coast Regional Champion, fourth place went to the Kentucky State Champion
Ann Hoover. The crowd, and the judges deemed it "the year of the woman.
"It was estimated that over 50,000 people attended the World's